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Smart bets: Heritage Weekend

This September marks the 34th year for Heritage Weekend, a free festival that explores traditional Appalachian customs like beekeeping, coopering, heritage toy making, broom and furniture making, spinning and natural dyeing, all sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Both Saturday and Sunday offer a full lineup of crafts, dance and mountain-inspired music with fare […]

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Craft Guild appeals Nat. Park Service’s proposed change in Folk Art Center operating agreement

The Southern Highland Craft Guild is appealing the National Park Service’s decision to issue a Concession Contract to the group to continue its operation of the Folk Art Center. According to a letter sent to members of the organization by Guild President Lila Bellando, the Park Service’s proposed change “could have a serious negative impact” on the center’s educational programming.